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Posted July 14, 2015 by

Teamwork in the workplace: 10 qualities of an excellent team player

 

Every organization relies on good teams. Effective teamwork in the workplace helps drive the organization toward success. Here are a ten qualities that can make a team player outstanding in the workplace: (more…)

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Competitive Edge: How to Find the Degree to Fit Your Personality

Personality types word cloud on a vintage blackboard

Personality types word cloud on a vintage blackboard. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As almost every successful person will try to tell you, finding the right career is all about matching what you plan to do to earn money with what you love and are truly passionate about. Obtaining a degree that matches your personality is the first step to a life-long career you don’t end up being bitter about later. Let’s take a look at how you can choose the best degree for your personality by matching some traits to some fields of study. (more…)

Posted December 05, 2014 by

5 Tips for Finishing a Degree While You Work or Travel

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College student reading outdoors lying in the grass. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Not every high school student or young adult is set on acquiring a college diploma through the traditional four-year college experience, or right away. And with so many options to obtain and finish degrees at your disposal, you simply don’t have to. Whether it’s because you’re already working hard at your own start-up or you’ve just secured the internship of your dreams, you may find that an undergraduate or graduate degree is something you are only interested in pursuing on the side.

If you know a college degree is important, but you don’t want to take a break from the life you’re living to get it, here are five tips to finishing your college degree while you travel the world, intern for public radio, or slave away at your very own tech start-up. (more…)

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Horrible Bosses: How to Protect Yourself in the Workplace

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Boss shouting at employee. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

As a recent college graduate jumping into the world of work, an already daunting experience can be made worse if your new boss is scarier than Freddy Krueger telling a ghost story.

With your wet behind the ears appearance, shiny briefcase and overenthusiastic grin, it’s easy for a terrifying manager to systematically dragoon you into becoming his or her errand boy.

Suddenly your fancy college degree isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on, as your sinister superior guffaws through a cloud of cigarette smoke and fires off another lewd email to blight your inbox.

This isn’t what you signed up for. (more…)

Posted October 15, 2014 by

Starting Your Career After College Is Over – Psychological Hurdles To Pass

Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov

Most people think that it is really easy to start your career as soon as college is over. That is not actually the case. In fact, if you are only used to college and then you start with your entry level job, you may be faced with so many problems that would lead towards failures or making everything a lot harder than it should be. While you can easily improve your job search, improve your CV and basically learn everything about the job hunting process or the career path you want to take, the psychological preparation is not being discussed.

You can have all the knowledge that you need and still encounter huge problems while climbing the career ladder. In so many situations you can end up failing because you are simply not prepared from a psychological point of view. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Are You a Recent Graduate Who Wants to Build Connections While Searching for Jobs? 20 Networking Tips to Practice

As a recent graduate searching for jobs, making connections with other people can help you.  Try practicing these 20 networking tips found in the following post.

Regardless of how much emphasis there is on the importance of networking, people tend to overlook its value. Especially when you’re not looking for a job or you’ve landed a job out of pure luck, you may think networking isn’t worth your time. Well, here’s a reality check for you: Networking is the

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Posted September 08, 2014 by

14 Phrases Employees Might Appreciate Hearing from their Employers

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Business team celebrating success with arms raised. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are an employer looking to increase the morale of your workers, the following post shares 14 phrases your employees might like to hear.

Todd Patkin shares 14 phrases that will help you connect with your employees.

“I need your help.” The age of rule-with-an-iron-fist, top-down leadership is fading fast. More and more, organizations in all industries are realizing that there’s an almost-magical power in the synergy of teams. Here’s how that applies to you: Your employees all have unique skill sets, experiences, and ideas—so tap into them!

“Yes, your employees will be looking to you to steer your company in the right direction, but I promise, they know you’re human, and they don’t expect you to have all the answers,” Patkin comments. “So the next time you’re facing a difficult decision or brainstorming options, ask your team for help. (more…)

Posted September 03, 2014 by

Recent College Graduates, Want to Gain Respect When Networking about Jobs and Your Careers? 12 Tips to Earn It

At times, recent college graduates searching for jobs may feel like they don’t get enough respect when networking.  However, they can earn more respect by applying these 12 tips in the following post when talking with people.

Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question: “What’s advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken

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Posted June 20, 2014 by

Did You Find an Internship or Summer Job? Your Performance Can Affect a Future Job Search

Congratulations on your search to find an internship or summer job!  Now that you have found a position, you must prove yourself to your boss.  The following post explains that your performance could impact another job search in the future.

We are in the midst of summer. A lot of students are working. Many are in jobs that are not internships in their potential future field. Plain and simple, millions are working to sock away some money. So let’s say you have ‘a job.’ You don’t love it. Maybe you don’t even like it. It

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Posted June 17, 2014 by

College Graduates, 10 Tips to Help You Land Entry Level Jobs

New college graduates can put themselves in a great position to land entry level jobs by applying these 10 tips in the following post.

You worked hard in college, and now its time to begin your first post-graduation job. This is an exciting, and anxious, time. You’ll undoubtedly make missteps along the way. You will continue to grow and learn. And like every other major aspect of your life, in order to thrive you’ll need to learn the landscape…

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